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Kiefer Sutherland is a well-known British-Canadian actor, film producer and director

InformationDetail
BirthdayDecember 21, 1966
NationalityCanadian, British
FamousProducer, School Dropouts, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors, Directors, T V & Movie Producers, Voice Actors
SpousesCamelia Kath (m. 1987–1990), Kelly Winn (m. 1996–2008)
SiblingsRachel Sutherland
Known asKiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland
Childrens Sarah Jude Sutherland
Universities
  • Crescent Town Elementary School
  • St. Clair Junior High East York
  • John G. Althouse Middle School
  • St. Andrew's College
  • Martingrove Collegiate Institute
  • Harbord Collegiate Institute
  • Silverthorn Collegiate Institute
  • Malvern Collegiate Institute
  • Annex V
Birth PlaceLondon, England, UK
Born CountryUnited Kingdom
Height175cm
GenderMale
FatherDonald Sutherland
MotherShirley Douglas
Net Worth$65 million as of Apr 14,2017
Sun SignSagittarius
Born inLondon, England, UK
Famous asActor, Director, Producer, Voice Actor

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Who is Kiefer Sutherland?

Kiefer Sutherland is a versatile actor with a wide range of characters to his repertoire. Born to acting parents, Shirley Douglas and the legendary Donald Sutherland, he too decided to be an actor. He started playing minor roles in coming of age movies such as ‘Max Dugan Returns’, ‘The Bad Boy’, ‘Stand by Me’ and ‘The Lost Boys’. With supporting roles in ‘Young Guns’ and ‘Flatliners’, he started getting noticed. Films such as ‘Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me’, ‘A Few Good Men’, ‘The Three Musketeers’, ‘Eye for an Eye’, ‘ A Time to Kill’ ‘Dark City’, and ‘Phone Booth’ saw him play supporting or minor roles, with varying success. Switching to working in television, he became agent Jack Bauer in the series ‘24’. He earned many accolades for this role over 8 seasons, and was regularly nominated for the Golden Globes and Emmys, year after year. He also became one of executive producers of the serial. He has won a Golden Globe and a couple of Emmys for the series. He has been presented a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame too.

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Childhood & Early Life

Kiefer Sutherland and his twin sister Rachel were born on December 21, 1966 to actors Donald Sutherland and Shirley Douglas. His parents divorced when he was four. In 1975, his mother relocated to Toronto, taking him with her.

He did his schooling at Crescent Town Elementary School and John G. Althouse Middle School in Toronto, and changed high schools five times. He also took weekend acting lessons to hone his acting skills.

Career

Kiefer Sutherland had a minor role in the1983 comedy, ‘Max Dugan Returns’. His father acted in the movie too, but Kiefer did not have any scene with him.

His first starring role was in the Canadian film, ‘The Bad Boy’, in 1984. The coming-of-age film saw him play a sensitive teenager who resists his mother’s attempts to make him a priest.

In 1986, he acted in his first American film, ‘Stand by Me’. In this film about four boys’ looking for a dead body, he played "Ace" Merrill, a bully.

He acted for the first time in a Joel Schumacher directed movie, the1987 horror-comedy, ‘The Lost Boys’. The movie was critically and commercially successful. Sutherland would work with Schumacher in many more films.

In the 1990 sci-fi thriller, ‘Flatliners’, he starred with Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin and Oliver Platt, as one of the five medical students researching life beyond death.

In 1992, he acted in the psychological thriller, ‘Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me’, and had a more significant role in the Oscar nominated film, ‘A Few Good Men’, as Lieutenant Jonathan James Kendrick.

In 1993, Sutherland starred alongside Jeff Bridges and Nancy Travis in ‘The Vanishing’, an unconvincing remake of a Franco-Dutch thriller, and ‘The Three Musketeers’ which received negative reviews, but did well commercially.

In the 1996 crime thriller, ‘Eye for an Eye’, he played Robert Doob, a serial killer. The film also starred Sally Field and Ed Harris, and was criticized for its promotion of vigilantism.

Now considered a cult classic, ‘Dark City’, the sci-fi film of 1998, starred the actor with Rufus Sewell, Jennifer Connelly and William Hurt. The film received many awards in film festivals around the world.

He had a supporting role in the Joel Schumacher directed 1996 box-office hit, ‘ A Time to Kill’. The movie starred Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, and Kevin Spacey.

The TV series, ‘24’, starring Sutherland as Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU) agent Jack Bauer, premiered in 2001 and has now completed 192 episodes over 8 seasons. Events in each episode happen in real time.

In the Joel Schumacher nail-biter, ‘Phone Booth’ (2003), the actor was given second billing behind Colin Farrell, despite appearing physically onscreen only for three minutes. He is the mysterious caller in the movie.

In the 2006 thriller, ‘The Sentinel’ he starred with Michael Douglas. Both don the roles of secret service agents. Directed by Clark Johnson, the movie was poorly received by critics.

In the 2012 supernatural drama series, ‘Touch’, he stars as a former reporter who discovers that his sensitive special-needs son has a gift for foretelling future events.

In May and July 2014, twelve-episodes of ‘24: Live Another Day’, was aired by Fox.

Major Works

The Christopher Cain directed western action film, ‘Young Guns’, in 1988, saw him share screen space with Emilio Estevez, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen, Dermot Mulroney, Casey Siemaszko. It was a box office hit.

The television series ‘24’ completed 8 seasons between 2001 and 2008. His performance as Jack Bauer won him critical acclaim and accolades .The serial was watched by an estimated 11 million people every season.

Awards

Despite being nominated many times for his role in ‘24’, Kiefer Sutherland’s only Golden Globe Award came in 2002 in the category Best Performance by a Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

For the innovative serial,‘24’, he won two Emmy Awards in 2006– the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series; the Outstanding Drama Series that he shared with 12 other executive producers.

He won the coveted Screen Actors Guild Awards twice between 2004 and 2006 for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for the television serial, ‘24’.

He was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto and in 2009, he was honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television at 7024 Hollywood Boulevard.

Personal Life & Legacy

He was married to Camelia Kath from 1987 to 1990 and had daughter with her. Camelia was the widow of Chicago band member Terry Kath. He became the stepfather to Camelia’s two sons.

He was engaged to actress Julia Roberts, but the actress broke the engagement over Sutherland’s alleged affair with a stripper. He later married Kelly Winn, but the two are now divorced.

The actor is a guitar collector, and a fan of the Queen. He follows American football avidly, USC Trojans being his favorite. He is also an auto racing enthusiast and follows NASCAR events.

Trivia

This actor whose first name means ‘pine’ in German, was ranked No 68 in Forbes' list of most powerful celebrities.

He is the grandson of Tommy Douglas who served as the premier of Canada’s Saskatchewan province, and was voted "The Greatest Canadian".

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Kiefer Sutherland awards

YearNameAward

Golden Globe Awards

2002Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama24 (2001)

Primetime Emmy Awards

2006Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series24 (2001)
2006Outstanding Drama Series24 (2001)

Kiefer Sutherland biography timelines

  • // 21st Dec 1966 To 1975
    Kiefer Sutherland and his twin sister Rachel were born on December 21, 1966 to actors Donald Sutherland and Shirley Douglas. His parents divorced when he was four. In 1975, his mother relocated to Toronto, taking him with her.
  • // 1983
    Kiefer Sutherland had a minor role in the1983 comedy, ‘Max Dugan Returns’. His father acted in the movie too, but Kiefer did not have any scene with him.
  • // 1984
    His first starring role was in the Canadian film, ‘The Bad Boy’, in 1984. The coming-of-age film saw him play a sensitive teenager who resists his mother’s attempts to make him a priest.
  • // 1986
    In 1986, he acted in his first American film, ‘Stand by Me’. In this film about four boys’ looking for a dead body, he played "Ace" Merrill, a bully.
  • // 1987
    He acted for the first time in a Joel Schumacher directed movie, the1987 horror-comedy, ‘The Lost Boys’. The movie was critically and commercially successful. Sutherland would work with Schumacher in many more films.
  • // 1987 To 1990
    He was married to Camelia Kath from 1987 to 1990 and had daughter with her. Camelia was the widow of Chicago band member Terry Kath. He became the stepfather to Camelia’s two sons.
  • // 1988
    The Christopher Cain directed western action film, ‘Young Guns’, in 1988, saw him share screen space with Emilio Estevez, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen, Dermot Mulroney, Casey Siemaszko. It was a box office hit.
  • // 1990
    In the 1990 sci-fi thriller, ‘Flatliners’, he starred with Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin and Oliver Platt, as one of the five medical students researching life beyond death.
  • // 1992
    In 1992, he acted in the psychological thriller, ‘Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me’, and had a more significant role in the Oscar nominated film, ‘A Few Good Men’, as Lieutenant Jonathan James Kendrick.
  • // 1993
    In 1993, Sutherland starred alongside Jeff Bridges and Nancy Travis in ‘The Vanishing’, an unconvincing remake of a Franco-Dutch thriller, and ‘The Three Musketeers’ which received negative reviews, but did well commercially.
  • // 1996
    In the 1996 crime thriller, ‘Eye for an Eye’, he played Robert Doob, a serial killer. The film also starred Sally Field and Ed Harris, and was criticized for its promotion of vigilantism.
  • // 1996
    He had a supporting role in the Joel Schumacher directed 1996 box-office hit, ‘ A Time to Kill’. The movie starred Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, and Kevin Spacey.
  • // 1998
    Now considered a cult classic, ‘Dark City’, the sci-fi film of 1998, starred the actor with Rufus Sewell, Jennifer Connelly and William Hurt. The film received many awards in film festivals around the world.
  • // 2001
    The TV series, ‘24’, starring Sutherland as Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU) agent Jack Bauer, premiered in 2001 and has now completed 192 episodes over 8 seasons. Events in each episode happen in real time.
  • // 2001 To 2008
    The television series ‘24’ completed 8 seasons between 2001 and 2008. His performance as Jack Bauer won him critical acclaim and accolades .The serial was watched by an estimated 11 million people every season.
  • // 2002
    Despite being nominated many times for his role in ‘24’, Kiefer Sutherland’s only Golden Globe Award came in 2002 in the category Best Performance by a Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
  • // 2003
    In the Joel Schumacher nail-biter, ‘Phone Booth’ (2003), the actor was given second billing behind Colin Farrell, despite appearing physically onscreen only for three minutes. He is the mysterious caller in the movie.
  • // 2004 To 2006
    He won the coveted Screen Actors Guild Awards twice between 2004 and 2006 for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for the television serial, ‘24’.
  • // 2006
    In the 2006 thriller, ‘The Sentinel’ he starred with Michael Douglas. Both don the roles of secret service agents. Directed by Clark Johnson, the movie was poorly received by critics.
  • // 2006
    For the innovative serial,‘24’, he won two Emmy Awards in 2006– the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series; the Outstanding Drama Series that he shared with 12 other executive producers.
  • // 2009
    He was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto and in 2009, he was honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television at 7024 Hollywood Boulevard.
  • // 2012
    In the 2012 supernatural drama series, ‘Touch’, he stars as a former reporter who discovers that his sensitive special-needs son has a gift for foretelling future events.
  • // Jul 2014
    In May and July 2014, twelve-episodes of ‘24: Live Another Day’, was aired by Fox.

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Kiefer Sutherland's FAQ

  • What is Kiefer Sutherland birthday?

    Kiefer Sutherland was born at 1966-12-21

  • Where is Kiefer Sutherland's birth place?

    Kiefer Sutherland was born in London, England, UK

  • What is Kiefer Sutherland nationalities?

    Kiefer Sutherland's nationalities is Canadian,British

  • Who is Kiefer Sutherland spouses?

    Kiefer Sutherland's spouses is Camelia Kath (m. 1987–1990), Kelly Winn (m. 1996–2008)

  • Who is Kiefer Sutherland siblings?

    Kiefer Sutherland's siblings is Rachel Sutherland

  • Who is Kiefer Sutherland childrens?

    Kiefer Sutherland's childrens is Sarah Jude Sutherland

  • What was Kiefer Sutherland universities?

    Kiefer Sutherland studied at Crescent Town Elementary School, St. Clair Junior High East York, John G. Althouse Middle School, St. Andrew's College, Martingrove Collegiate Institute, Harbord Collegiate Institute, Silverthorn Collegiate Institute, Malvern Collegiate Institute, Annex V

  • How tall is Kiefer Sutherland?

    Kiefer Sutherland's height is 175

  • Who is Kiefer Sutherland's father?

    Kiefer Sutherland's father is Donald Sutherland

  • Who is Kiefer Sutherland's mother?

    Kiefer Sutherland's mother is Shirley Douglas

  • What is Kiefer Sutherland's sun sign?

    Kiefer Sutherland is Sagittarius

  • How famous is Kiefer Sutherland?

    Kiefer Sutherland is famouse as Actor, Director, Producer, Voice Actor